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Bryan P. Salek, ARM, ARMP

Bryan Salek is an Executive Vice President in the Government Contracting Practice for Willis of Maryland. He’s been tasked with providing customized solutions, industry knowledge and other, higher level support for clients providing services or selling products to the US government.

Bryan’s background in the government contracting industry is expansive. Prior to joining Willis Bryan was Vice President of Risk Management and Insurance at Xe Services, LLC (formerly Blackwater Worldwide) where he achieved significant savings for the firm while developing solutions that successfully responded to multiple, complex civil, criminal and administrative claims. Additionally, he was responsible for the management of Xe’s claims, ranging from daily handling of Defense Base Act claims to large litigation, which included two petitions to the Supreme Court, two congressional hearings and numerous, high profile civil cases.

Bryan also served as a broker in Marsh’s Risk Management/International department in Washington, DC where he handled several of the largest government contractors and was utilized as a local expert on war and terrorism coverage.

Bryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from George Mason University and has earned the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Associate in Risk Management for Public Entities (ARMP) insurance designations.

Steven F. Capace

Steven Capace is an Executive Vice President in the Government Contracting Practice for Willis of Maryland. Steve specializes in helping his clients understand and mitigate the unique risks in the government contractor, aerospace and defense industries. Steve has over 20 years experience with a unique background in legal, domestic and international business, risk and crisis management, finance, regulatory and general corporate matters.

Prior to his employment with Willis, Steve served as General Counsel and Executive Vice President to The Prince Group, LLC in McLean, VA where he was directly responsible for all legal, business and strategic aspects of a rapidly growing private equity group with a diverse portfolio of holdings and investments, including several government contractor businesses. In this role, Steve was responsible for all enterprise risk management matters for the entire portfolio and its operating companies. During this time, Steve became an expert in the practical, legal and regulatory frameworks applicable to Federal Government Contractors, specializing in battlefield contractor issues, including the Defense Base Act (DBA), relevant case law and other statutory and regulatory matters applicable to this industry.

From 1991-2000, Steve worked in the New York office of Zalkin, Rodin and Goodman and Morgan Lewis & Bockius as a member of the business and finance group specializing in financial restructuring, distressed investing, financing and syndicated leveraged transactions. During this tenure, Steve represented many of the largest financial institutions and hedge funds in various corporate restructurings and has played a key role in restructuring numerous large publicly traded and private companies.

Steve earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Philosophy from Binghamton University and his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School. He is a member of the New York State Bar and the New York State Bar Association.

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